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Coding For Kids – First "For Kids" Book from the Makers of the For Dummies Series

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:08 am EST
"It has always been LCSI’s goal to enable kids to use technology to be digital creators, not just digital consumers. Coding for Kids will inspire young coders to design and create whatever they can imagine."

Today Wiley announces Coding For Kids (Wiley, 978-1-118-94032-7, November 2014, $29.99) the first installment in the new “For Kids” book series from the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies®. Coding For Kids is an excellent resource for students who want to learn coding, parents who want to help their children pursue an interest in coding, and homeschool or classroom teachers who need a supplemental course book for computer science lessons.

“Learning to code empowers kids,” said author Camille McCue, PhD. “Coding for Kids melds math, graphic design, storytelling and logic into fun projects that kids can produce and transform using their own heads and hearts. I love watching my students as they work through each project, crafting wildly different adaptations of the same underlying code, and then sharing their creations in a storm of cheers and applause!”

Coding For Kids introduces coding through a series of easy-to-follow, kid-tested projects. Each project teaches elementary-to-middle-school-aged students core coding concepts they can use to build games, applications or other digital tools. This full-color guide includes access to MicroWorlds EX, a leading coding tool from Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) that has been designed specifically for kids. The book features 15 coding projects using MicroWorlds EX that show readers how to create games, simulations and animations as well as how to use their new coding skills to create their own digital inventions.

Coding For Kids is exactly what kids and their parents have been waiting for. It provides kids with the knowledge they need to express their creativity through coding,” said LCSI president Michael Quinn. “It has always been LCSI’s goal to enable kids to use technology to be digital creators, not just digital consumers. Coding for Kids will inspire young coders to design and create whatever they can imagine.”

Coding For Kids is available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visitwww.dummies.com/buy/9781118940327. For more information and additional resources for Coding For Kids, visitwww.dummies.com/extras/codingforkids.

About the Author:

Dr. Camille McCue, PhD is a blend of teacher, academic, geek, mom, and advocate. She's currently the director of the college bound program at the Alexander Dawson School where she also teaches coding and other STEM topics. Her dissertation covered teaching mathematics through creating video games. Along the way Dr. McCue has also worked at IBM, NASA, and PBS and written For Dummies books on PowerPoint and Dreamweaver.

About For Dummies®

After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including e-books, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

Contact:

Chantal Kowalski
Senior Publicist - Technology
ckowalski@wiley.com
317-572-3492

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